PUPILS and staff at a city school are celebrating after an outstanding Ofsted inspection.
Youngsters at Wynstream Primary, in Burnthouse Lane, Wonford, display exemplary attitudes to lessons and make excellent progress because of the outstanding climate for learning throughout the school, according to education inspectors.
And in a remarkable accolade, they say every aspect of life at Wynstream is now outstanding.
It is all the more remarkable as just six years ago the school was judged as inadequate – and 18 months ago it was classed as satisfactory.
Now inspectors say Wynstream is delivering an outstanding education for its pupils, with every element of school life deserving of their highest-possible rating.
They say pupils' achievement, the quality of teaching, the leadership and management of the school and pupils' behaviour and safety are all outstanding.
It could now become the first school in Exeter to be designated a Teaching School by the National College for School Leadership.
It means it would be a beacon of good practice with other schools and teachers learning from Wynstream staff.
"The pursuit of excellence is central to the work of the school," say the inspectors.
"Senior leaders, governors and all members of staff are highly ambitious and professional in their determination to help pupils achieve their full potential.
"The school provides pupils with an exceptionally caring and nurturing environment."
Pupil numbers have risen from 297 in 2010 to 348 today, and the school's Foundation Stage is oversubscribed.
The inspectors say the parents they spoke to believed their children were making better than expected progress and achieving well throughout the school.
Three inspectors from the school standards agency spent two days at Wynstream last month and their report has just been published.
Lead inspector Mark Anderson said: "Teaching is outstanding. As a result, all pupils – and particularly those with special educational needs – make excellent progress in both their academic and personal development.
"The vibrant curriculum… is exceptionally well matched to pupils' needs and provides them with a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences, including numerous exciting visits, clubs and activities.
"Central to establishing an outstanding climate for learning throughout the school has been the uniformly high expectations that all staff have of their children's behaviour and learning.
"Pupils' attitudes to learning are exemplary. The outstanding behaviour around school and in lessons is a key factor in ensuring all pupils make good progress in all year groups."
Mr Anderson says headteacher Tracy Hannon, her senior leaders and the governors have all displayed determined and resolute leadership over a sustained period which has resulted in the pupils' excellent progress.
Mrs Hannon said: "We are all naturally delighted and very proud of the report. This has been achieved through a real partnership between the school, the staff, the children and their families all subscribing to our ethos and ambition of aiming higher and achieving more."